Learning To Seek

Overview

The accelerating technological transformation in learn- ing has necessitated an ability to search and differentiate among the one billion web pages, libraries, databases, books, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and opinion columns available online. This volume focuses on the normative challenges that the current technological transformation presents to all professionals engaged in higher education. Part I concentrates on the current social and technological trends. David Snyder presents an ...

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Overview

The accelerating technological transformation in learn- ing has necessitated an ability to search and differentiate among the one billion web pages, libraries, databases, books, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and opinion columns available online. This volume focuses on the normative challenges that the current technological transformation presents to all professionals engaged in higher education. Part I concentrates on the current social and technological trends. David Snyder presents an outline of technologies that have made open knowledge systems possible. Majid Tehranian argues that the new technological environment has made learning to seek out information more possible than ever before. Robert Fuller calls for an egalitarian rather than hierarchical approach to communication systems. Harlan Cleveland proposes integrative learning, broad thinking, and globally aware citizenship through "education for wisdom." Part II focuses on problems of governance and finance in the new technological environment. John Hinchcliff takes up the problem of values and argues for the maintenance of traditional altruistic rather than Promethean goals. Karou Yamaguchi comes to the problem of the futures with the tools of system dynamics. William Bergquist calls for a reorganization of higher education to meet the needs for creation, transfer, and inculcation of knowledge and skills. Hamid Shirvani calls for the core values of transparency, integrity, open communication, and dignitarian approach as the guideposts in educational leadership. Walter Truett Anderson concludes by attempting to bring the complex technological, social, economic, and political variables into a holistic approach for the management of higher education. In 2005, at the Universities of the Future Conference, participants were asked to envision the future of higher education. Part III, presents their visions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412806152
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Series: Peace and Policy Series
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Truett Anderson is the author of To Govern Evolution, Reality Isn't What It Used To Be, The Future of the Self, All Connected Now, and The Next Enlightenment. He is president of the World Academy of Art and Science.

James A. Dator is professor and director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.

Majid Tehranian was the first director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and is currently visiting professor at Soka University of America. He has previously taught at Harvard, Oxford, Tufts, USC, and Tehran universities. He has held positions in both national and international organizations, including founding director of Iran Communication and Development Institute, program specialist at UNESCO, director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and council member of the International Peace Research Association.

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